Manquehue History

The Manquehue Apostolic Movement was established, as a lay Benedictine group, in 1977 by José Manuel Eguiguren.

The History of Manquehue

Based in Chile amidst snow-capped mountains, Manquehue means ‘place of the condor’.

During the past four decades, the Movement has set up a number of schools, centres and retreats around the Santiago area and elsewhere in Chile. The group is referred to as an ‘extended Benedictine community’ by its members. Spreading the practice of Lectio Divina is one of the principle aims of the group. Downside School is delighted to have formed a close association with the movement.